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HIV self-testing kits to become available on high street with Superdrug leading initiative

HIV self-testing kits are to be available to buy on the high street for the first time, it has been announced. Superdrug will become the first retailer to offer the kit across its 200 stores for £33.99.

Published
08 August 2018
From
ITV
How age and ethnicity impact HIV testing

Researchers in California argue that interventions are urgently needed to reach older adults and Hispanics to address HIV testing and beliefs. Older adults, in particular women, did not see themselves at risk of HIV.

Published
06 August 2018
From
Science Daily
DIY tests for HIV beat stigma in Zimbabwe's fight against AIDS

Under an initiative launched in 2016, the kits are sold for $3 to $5 in pharmacies and are free at public health centres as part of a drive to ensure 90 percent of Zimbabweans know their HIV status by 2020 and receive treatment quickly if needed.

Published
06 August 2018
From
Reuters
At AIDS 2018, a strong push for HIV self-testing. But is everyone on board?

HIV self-testing received an additional boost at the 22nd International AIDS Conference held last week in Amsterdam. Unitaid, one of its champions, announced two new projects promoting self-testing to a wider population in sub-Saharan Africa.

Published
03 August 2018
From
Devex
Outcry in Uganda over compulsory HIV test

Uganda wants to begin compulsory HIV/AIDS testing of students due to the rising number of new infections. The proposal has raised concerns over privacy.

Published
02 August 2018
From
Deutsche Welle
Digital innovations are promoting HIV testing and prevention to MSM in Asia

Innovative health promotion interventions engaging men who have sex with men (MSM) in south east Asia through social media, apps, online marketing, video tools and phone services

Published
30 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
HIV elimination in gay men: what is working?

Substantial decreases in HIV diagnoses in key cities show the way to elimination of new HIV diagnoses in gay men, a workshop at the 22nd International AIDS

Published
26 July 2018
By
Lisa Power
Test and treat studies show high rates of HIV diagnosis, viral suppression

Two large studies of community-based universal test and treat campaigns to promote HIV diagnosis, treatment and prevention, presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in

Published
25 July 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Universal test and treat greatly improves retention in care

People who started HIV treatment in Swaziland under a universal test and treat policy were seven times more likely to still be in care and to have

Published
25 July 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
High uptake of HIV testing when self-tests are offered to outpatients in Malawi

Most models of HIV self-test distribution are based on community settings, but providing self-tests to outpatients at health facilities is a promising strategy, Kathryn Dovel of Partners

Published
25 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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